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Friday, May 18, 2012

A Friday Finish.....

I think this quilt began my latest triangle obsession.  It began as an idea inspired by Anthropologie...


I wanted to use shot cottons for my solids.  Shot cottons, although a bit fiddly, have a wonderful texture and subtle variations in the threads that add depth to the fabric. 



The triangles are equilateral and cut from a variety of fabrics.  I tried to stick with red, brown, green and orange for the triangles.  I used the same for the shot cottons, but also added a bit of teal.


I hand quilted this one with a rust colored wool Aurifil thread.  I used a fan design - a contrast to the pyramids.  

  
It has been washed and dried.  I love the feel of Essex Linen {backing fabric} once it has been washed.  It has so much substance....gives the quilt a nice weight.
Happy to have a Friday Finish to share with you!
mary

36 comments:

  1. wow! that is one beautiful quilt! :)

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  2. You always come up with such great quilts; this is really lovely. I like the fan quilting, too...Julierose

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  3. This is a beautiful quilt. I love everything about it.

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  4. This has a lovely warm feel to it. Love it.

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  5. wow! that is so gorgeous. The colours are lovely!

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  6. another Fabulous friday finish!!

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  7. wow - I am so inspired. This is such a perfect quilt. I love your blog so much.

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  8. This IS a beautiful quilt Mary! I love the colours and the way the solids contrast so boldly with the prints! Does it have a special purpose or place to live? (don't leave it outside!! ;-))

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  9. Your quilts are all special - this one is no exception!

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  10. Your quilts are all special - this one is no exception!

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  11. Your quilts are all special - this one is no exception!

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  12. Your quilts are all special - this one is no exception!

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  13. Love, love, love this! I may have to try one of these sometime. Love your big stitches too.

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  14. You are moving me towards triangles!!!! Boy does this look beautiful.....I love the colors!!!

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  15. I adore this!! You have started me on a triangle obsession, although I've yet had time to do anything about it!! I'm working with Essex Linen and I just love it.
    Everything you make is so wonderful, I love the colours in this one and the stitching is beautiful!
    You should link up to the Blogger's Quilt Festival today :)

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  16. I love your new quilt! Triangles are so happy and beautiful and you have designed those colour lines really wonderful! Did you enter this to the Blogger's Quilt Festival?! x Teje

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  17. I love this quilt, the fabrics and colours are so beautifil! It's been wonderful watching it grow every step of the way, congratulations on your finish.

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  18. What a fantastic quilt! Using the Essex on the back was a great idea,and it looks lovely with the hand quilting.

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  19. It's fabulous. Beautiful hand quilting too

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  20. This is beautiful! I want to learn to quilt my quilts so badly!

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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  21. Congratulations on a beautiful finish! I would love to do the open fan quilting, it looks fantastic. And you have inspired me to try some triangles, now...
    The texture of the back looks lovely!
    ; )

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  22. I love love love this quilt! Beautiful colors and quilting.
    Thanks for inspiring me. Seeing the triangles made me remember that I had bought a pattern years ago that used the same triangle shape, but I never bought the 60 degree triangle ruler. I think I will put that ruler on my shopping list!

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  23. I am not ashamed to say I want to copy this quilt. It is so stunning. ALso, I want to come to Columbus, but don't tell my brother (who lives there), because I just want to spend time learning from you, Mary! You are truly an inspiration to me.

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  24. Oh this is truly beautiful! I love, love, love the colours. Oh how I wish I had the patience to make a quilt. Inspiring as always. Beth (the linen cat)x

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  25. What a pretty quilt! It reminds me of a hand knit fair isle sweater made with Shetland wool - at a larger scale, of course. I bet it is even better looking in real life.

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  26. how you can hand quilt something like this so fast blows my mind! xo it looks lovely! i love the bright saturated colors you use. everything you make makes me so happy!

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  27. I LOOOOOOVE that quilt! Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

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  28. I so love this quilt! It has been wonderful watching you make it and seeing it all finished and washed it lovely.

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  29. It's a triumph, better than anthropologie!!!!!!!!!!!!

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